Campaigning for the right of women survivors of violence and their children to access support and protection.

Who we are

We are a European-wide campaign of the WAVE Network, aiming at increasing efforts to stop violence against women, raising awareness of the issue, mobilizing widely for the rights of women and children to live a life free from violence, and protecting women survivors of violence.

What we believe

Public pressure will create change.

People are stronger together. We need to mobilize, organize and build communities capable of standing together and demanding change.

Knowledge and education are powerful. Free access to information is essential for driving change.

In Europe, the Istanbul Convention is the most powerful legal tool in our hands; its implementation is a crucial step towards ending violence against women.


10 years of the #IstanbulConvention

To respond to the question of why we need the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention is pretty simple; because it protects you and me! The ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention ensure that women […]

International Women’s Day 2021: Events

Our Step Up! Campaigners from over 20 countries are conducting events for International Women’s Day 2021 both online as well as offline. For a brief overview, click here. For more information, go directly to the […]

International Women’s Day 2021: Testimonies

On International Women’s Day and beyond, we are thankful for all the women’s movements, women’s organisations and women’s specialised support services who have been working tirelessly to fight for women’s rights. Today, some of our […]

International Women’s Day 2021: WAVE YAs

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, several of our WAVE Youth Ambassadors have come together to share with us why they are particularly determined to fight for women’s rights and gender equality. They give us […]